Hassie Posse

I'd like to teach you all a favorite phrase of mine, something I made up. I live in Brooklyn, home to quite a few Hasidic Jewish people. Whenever I see a group of them (meaning 3 or more) dressed in traditional attire, I refer to them as a "Hassie Posse."

I don't mean any disrespect when I say this and I'm sorry if I've offended anyone - "Hassie Posse" is simply a play on words, a rhyme, something like "gal pal," "boy toy," or "boob tube."

The reason I've decided to tell you all about "Hassie Posse" is because I get super-excited every chance I get to use the phrase, like yesterday, for example. As many of you may have heard, the tram between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island stalled over the East River, trapping 68 people for six hours. When the news--which covered every second of the unfolding tragedy--broadcast the big rescue, I was delighted to see that the first group of people brought to safety was none other than a "Hassie Posse." See all of them to the left of the policeman? There's 1-2-3 of them, which means they qualify as an official Hassie Posse! They were greeted with matzo when they arrived safely on land. You'd think I'm kidding, but I'm not. They really were.

Anyway, what are some of your favorite made-up phrases? Let me know.